ArmInfo. The 17th meeting of the Interstate Commission on Military-Economic Cooperation of the Collective Security Treaty Organization begins its work in Yerevan.
According to the CSTO press service, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Interstate Comission Borisov Yuri Ivanovich chairs the meeting of the Commission. The Acting CSTO Secretary General Valery Semerikov takes part in the work of the Commission.
The meeting participants will have to consider a wide range of issues on implementation of decisions adopted by the Comission at a meeting in September last year in Almaty (the Republic of Kazakhstan), as well as in terms of implementing the measures of the Military-Economic Cooperation Program of the CSTO member states, adopted in May 2016.
Among the topics discussed are the implementation of measures in the field of standardization of armaments and military equipment within the framework of the CSTO, the creation of a cataloging system for the supplies of the armed forces of the member states of the Organization, the improvement of the quality of jointly developed and manufactured military products, the mutual protection of intellectual property rights obtained and used in the course of military-economic cooperation of the CSTO member states.
Based on the results of the upcoming discussion, it is planned to determine the tasks of the Commission for the coming year.
The CSTO Interstate Commission on Military-Economic Cooperation was created by the Decision of the CSTO Collective Security Council of June 23, 2005. One of the main functions of the Commission is to develop recommendations and make decisions aimed at ensuring multilateral military-economic (technical) cooperation in priority areas of cooperation. Among them are the development and implementation of long- term programs of military-economic (technical) cooperation, the preservation of specialization and cooperation in the production of military products, the creation of joint ventures (organizations) for the development, production, modernization, repair and disposal of military products, as well as joint research and development work on the development and modernization of military products.